Design and animate complex-looking 3D logos directly in After Effects. Create visually-rich unique organic shapes that can morph and replicate with The Generator feature. Generate and animate true 3D text in the Ae comp window. ShapeShifter Ae is powered by 3DNAE, mettle’s proprietary 3D Engine, so it’s blazing fast.
ShapeShifter AE: The Ultimate Guide
Chris Lavelle (ldistudios.com/) walks us through the features of ShapeShifter AE. He explains every feature in detail, step-by-step. An extremely thorough video manual that can be used as an introduction to ShapeShifter AE, or as a reference guide on specific features. This is a companion guide to FreeForm Pro: The Ultimate Guide.
GENERATE AND ANIMATE TRUE 3D TEXT
in the comp window, quickly and easily.
EASY 3D DEFORMATIONS
Bend, Bulge & Twist controls.
3D DISPLACEMENT MAPPING
Use a grayscale image to deform your layer in 3D space.
Replicate your 3D object multiple times on a single layer. Control and animate the replications with one set of controls.
Add the fresnel lens phenomenon to your work. Create additional 3D materials, like water and glass.
DISPLACEMENT MAP CHANNELS
Isolate different regions on your 3D model, and give them different reflections and finishes.
DISPLACEMENT MAP NOISE
Easier to create natural-looking organic surfaces and animations using mathematical algorithms instead of additional geometry. Is a great complement to displacement maps.
Control the amount of geometry in your 3D model. Add more geometry for extreme close-ups in your animation, and diminish the geometry for long-shots of the same model.
Create natural phenomena like fog and mist with no additional rendering time.
3D BLENDING MODES
True 3D blending (transfer) modes built-in at many levels.
RENDER DEPTH MAPS
for use with lens blurs + products like Trapcode Particular etc.
Spherical and Cubic.
After Effects Shape Layers + Layer Masks
HIGH SPEED RENDERING